Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
and lots of them. he goes all out might be an understatement. michael with our affiliate kwch shows us how the 13-year-old boy's passion agrees with each passing year. >> reporter: this is what cody hannah lives for. not presents. >> it started when i was 7. >> not the food. >> i just started liking lights. >> reporter: for cody, it's all about the lights. >> this is it. >> reporter: and each year, he has a goal. >> get bigger. more lights. way more lights. >> he has liked looirts ever since he was probably a baby. >> reporter: for cody, it wasn't that lodge ago. he's only 13. >> when he was about 7, he decided that he was going to start decorating his room. >> reporter: from a few lights in his room to this. what else can you say? >> yeah. it's cool! very cool! this is my new thing this year. >> reporter: this 13-year-old's efforts go beyond a few extension cords. >> it runs through your fmt m radio. i'll have a sign out there that says which channel to turn to and you turn to that and you'll be able to listen to it. >> reporter: the light display has programmed music run by special softw
Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
, katherine jackson, was missing, forcing a judge to suspend her guardianship of michael's three kids. >> katherine jackson is back home, and she says she wasn't kidnapped. >> mikell's siblings disputed the claim saying their mother was resting in arizona under doctor's order. a judge later restored katherine as permanent guardian of the children. >>> whether it was a pleasure or a guilty pleasure, audiences couldn't turn away from tlc's hit reality show "here comes honey boo boo" about a child beauty pageant and her family. rapper psy went from an unknown perform to her a worldwide phenomenon as "gangnam style" hit the web. the song and trademark dance shattered records online, becoming the number one watched video on youtube with more than 970 million views. psy's newfound fame wasn't without kroefrts. harsh anti-american remarks he made during a performance in 2004 resurfaced online. he apologized saying his lyrics were emotionally charged and resulted from events in the war with iraq. >>> new sexual misconduct accusations against the former voice of elmo. >> one of the most surpri
Dec 25, 2012 2:00am PST
dispatcher, just 19 years old and lieutenant michael chiparini, an officer with the webster, new york police department. both men died at the scene >> you know, these people get up in the middle of the night to put out fires. don't expect to be shot and killed. it's a very difficult situation. >> especially coming on christmas eve. the suspect eventually killed himself. the two wounded fire fighters have been identified as theodore scardino and joseph ohofstetter and they are recovering from gunshot wounds. no word of a possible motive. >> terrible story. a week before the fiscal cliff, tax hikes for all americans and spending cuts that could pull the economy back into recession. ho, ho, ho. that makes everybody happy on christmas morning. president obama spent christmas eve playing a round of golf with friends and the democratic senate looks like the only hope for crushing the deadlock. our white house correspondent brianna keilar maybe with a little bit of news which is pathetic because it's talks within the democratic party, but at least they are talking. >> reporter: that's right. is it
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
. chicago was the place to be at that point as i right in the book. three people arrived in chicago, michael jordan came during that period, and barack obama came anonymously and arguably today. >> host: jerry gelman, a chicago community organizer, said obama was one of the most cautious people i have ever met in my life. he was not unwilling to take risks but was a strange combination of someone who would have to weigh everything to death and then take a dramatic risk at the end. >> guest: that sounds like president obama too. in some ways that characteristic can be looked at in his life and career. as a community organizer, the whole notion, the method for community organizing was to take action, our does not exist in a vacuum. youpower does not exist in a vacuum. you have to seize it. cameron was one of his bosses during that period, barack was a different story. he was looking for ways to not confront but achieved in other ways. that can be frustrating at times but help him get where he wanted to go. >> host: when he was there as a community organizer what was the president's life like?